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Folic Acid: 3 Research-Backed Benefits

Folic acid supplements are taken as prevention of birth defects, specifically neural tube defects.

Demands for folate increase during pregnancy because it's required for the growth and development of the fetus. It’s required for DNA replication and red blood cell production.

In this article, we list claims of potential benefits and/or side-effects of folic acid that we have found research on. Every claim is listed with all of its sources. We get these claims from our Nutrition Tool.

We also have an article about folic acid named What Is Folic Acid? if you're interested in learning more.

Research-Backed Beneficial Claims Of Folic Acid

These are some of the potential research-backed health benefits of folic acid.

1. Cell Health

Folic Acid - Cell Health

About this claim

A cell is the smallest unit of life. They provide structure for the body, taking nutrients from food, and carry out functions. Our cells require nutrients to function optimally. According to research, some specific nutrients can beneficially affect your cells. Healthy cells are vital for your overall health.

Research sources for this claim

You are welcome to explore 36 other nutrients that share this research-backed claim in our nutrition tool.

2. DNA Synthesis

Folic Acid - DNA Synthesis

About this claim

DNA is synthesized by all living things. There are nutrients that may be important in DNA replication and DNA integrity.

Research sources for this claim

You are welcome to explore 13 other nutrients that share this research-backed claim in our nutrition tool.

3. Infant Development

Folic Acid - Infant Development

About this claim

Infants are children between 0-1 years of age. Some nutrients are essential for infants. They are necessary to lay the foundations for lifelong health. The most crucial nutrients for infants will they obtain from breast milk. When an infant doesn't breastfeed, it's crucial to make sure the child gets all the nutrients it needs.

Research sources for this claim

You are welcome to explore 20 other nutrients that share this research-backed claim in our nutrition tool.

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Sara Niemelä

co-founder Care Omnia, Head Content Creator




Sara
Niemelä

I’m a wife and a mother of three. I enjoy the outdoors, cooking, and spending time with my family.

Nutrition is my passion. I've spent thousands upon thousands of hours reading, analyzing, categorizing and comparing research studies.